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Old 09-07-2020, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Union City, NJ
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SO & WO are pretty diverse with large black populations; so it's not like we're talking about lily-white areas here.

But yeah, I can see some media outlets and agencies taking something like that out of context to incite outrage for clicks and views. Renaming would possibly be a more classist concept if anything.
East Paterson and West Paterson did it. West Paterson was fairly recent. I don’t remember any kind of outcry there.
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Old 09-17-2020, 12:52 PM
 
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We had a car jacking problem in my neighborhood in Morris County 2 years ago. In the course of 2 weeks 6 cars were stolen, 1 was recovered on a side street in Newark as a neighbor left their cell phone in the car. People were scared, however one of car jacker was caught when a neighbor called the police seeing a black man in a white neighborhood walking around late at night. Person was arrested and car jackings/burglaries ended.
That is car theft. "Carjacking" is when the owner is driving the car, and a dirtball approaches the car and throws out the driver and takes the car.

Both are bad, but just thought I'd point out that distinction.
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Old 09-17-2020, 01:41 PM
 
Location: NYC
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And they shouldn't have to drive to a better neighborhood, they should live in a better neighborhood so they can benefit from all the opportunities wealthier towns have to offer. That is why more affordable and fair housing units are needed.
That is wrong on so many levels. Basically we should live in an Utopian society. Be grateful this country doesn't have to speak German and blacks, brown, asians, etc would all been exterminated.
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Old 09-17-2020, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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"The Oranges"..

At times, it must be so embarrassing living in South or West Orange since your town will always be lumped in with the degeneracy of the other "Oranges" - despite these areas having nothing in common with them besides the misfortune of having a similar name.

Personally, if I lived there then i'd petition for a name change because that's just a bad look. Maybe "South Mountain" or "Tall Hills" for SO; and "Pleasant Valley" for WO? (Pleasant Valley Way is a main road in WO)

Just a thought. But again, I don't live there so none of my business..
I used to live in West Paterson, which is nothing like the adjacent city of Paterson. (Elmwood Park was once East Paterson, older posters may recall.)

They changed the name to the treacly "Woodland Park". Kept the same initials.

It will always be West Paterson to me, though.
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Old 09-17-2020, 10:41 PM
 
Location: NJ/NY
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In my neighborhood, the cars that are stolen are usually unlocked with the keys inside the car. People are stupid. Criminals rarely "break in" to locked cars, at least around here. I have Ring cameras all around my house, and on the Ring website, there are always videos, from people in my town, of car thieves walking up people's driveways and trying to open up the doors. If they are locked, they leave and move on to the next house I guess.

Car thieves look for cars with the mirrors sticking out, as most locked cars these days have the mirrors folded in. My wife and daughter leave their cars in the driveway, but they know better than to leave them unlocked. I keep my car in the garage, because I love my car, and it is a car that I think thieves might actually break a window to get. And it is not easily replaceable.

I don't hear much about car jackings these days. I have an app on my phone that will shut down my car, so a car jacker would only get a few blocks before the car shuts down on them. I would imagine a lot of other people have the same, which makes car jacking less of an option for criminals.
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Old 09-18-2020, 06:42 AM
 
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In my neighborhood, the cars that are stolen are usually unlocked with the keys inside the car. People are stupid. Criminals rarely "break in" to locked cars, at least around here. I have Ring cameras all around my house, and on the Ring website, there are always videos, from people in my town, of car thieves walking up people's driveways and trying to open up the doors. If they are locked, they leave and move on to the next house I guess.

Car thieves look for cars with the mirrors sticking out, as most locked cars these days have the mirrors folded in. My wife and daughter leave their cars in the driveway, but they know better than to leave them unlocked. I keep my car in the garage, because I love my car, and it is a car that I think thieves might actually break a window to get. And it is not easily replaceable.

I don't hear much about car jackings these days. I have an app on my phone that will shut down my car, so a car jacker would only get a few blocks before the car shuts down on them. I would imagine a lot of other people have the same, which makes car jacking less of an option for criminals.
Tesla?
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Old 09-18-2020, 08:32 AM
 
Location: NJ/NY
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Tesla?
The opposite. G Wagon. 13 MPG.
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